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Overview

Introduction to Montague, Massachusetts

Montague, Massachusetts, in Franklin county, is 27 miles N of Chicopee, Massachusetts and 76 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Springfield metropolitan area with. Montague’s population is approximately 8,489.

Montague History

The Pocomtuc Native Americans were the original inhabitants of the area now known as Montague. It was settled in 1715, when the area was known as Peskeompskut. Montague was incorporated in 1754. It includes five villages, Montague Center, Montague City, Turners Falls, Millers Falls and Lake Pleasant. One of the first canals in the United States, the Turners Falls Canal, flows through Montague.

Montague and nearby Attractions

  • Berkshire Botanical Garden
  • Lucy Stone Home Site
  • Turner Falls Historic District
  • Montague Wildlife Management Area
  • Lake Minola Park
  • Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

Things To Do In Montague

Local parks include the Wendell State Forest, Gardner State Park, the Mount Tom State Reservation and Erving State Forest. Naulakha, the Holyoke Heritage State Park, the William Cullen Bryant Homestead and the Emily Dickinson Homestead are some of the nearby historic sites. Historic Deerfield has restored houses from the 1700s and 1800s.

Montague Transportation

Air transportation is available from Bradley International Airport.

Montague Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include the University Of Massachusetts, Smith College and Mount Holyoke College.

People

Total Population 8,394
Male Share of the Population 46.3%
Female Share of the Population 53.7%
Senior Citizens 18.3%
Employed Population 16+ 3,977
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 44.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 28.6%
Median Earnings25+ $32,893
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $11,541
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,507

Wealth

Median Family Income $68,795
% Above Poverty Level 82.4%
% Below Poverty Level 17.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 32.3%
Median Gross Rent $768
Median House Value $200,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.2%
US/American 0%
English 11.2%
Irish 18.3%

Montague Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 27 miles N of Chicopee, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 76 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Franklin
Metro Area Springfield
Standard Zip Codes 01351
Phone Area Codes 413
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.535
Longitude -72.535

Montague Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station AMHERST
Distance 10.5 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 33 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 45.5 inches
Station VERNON
Distance 16 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 32 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 59 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 62 F
Annual Precip 46.9 inches
Station CUMMINGTON HILL
Distance 20.8 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 29 F
Apr Temp 33 to 52 F
Jul Temp 58 to 78 F
Oct Temp 37 to 57 F
Annual Precip 48.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Deerfield 818 $159,110
Gill 1,573 $86,923
Leverett 1,836 $95,000
Sunderland 3,683 $75,761
Wendell 898 $57,679
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Montague High Schools

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FRANKLIN COUNTY TECH
82 INDUSTRIAL BLVD
413-863-9561
A Vocational School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 526 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.7

TURNERS FALL HIGH
222 TURNPIKE RD
413-863-9341
Serves 395 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.9

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